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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jun 26, 2013 12:08am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Not sure if anyone finds this interesting, but...

I doubt the people on this section of IA will find it interesting, but anyway...I was curious how the Australian media reacted to The Beatles. I couldn't find newspaper article mentions, but came across some interesting magazine mentions:

This page from old edition of "Australian Women's Weekly" from 1963 features an interesting article on the emerging Australian rock and pop scene, and features very brief mentions of releases by US and UK acts of the era:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/46449839

Here's what the writer says about The Beatles:
**A Strange-looking foursome, The Beatles certainly have their own style and sound. They have released an EP on Parlophone, "Twist and Shout," with the title track, "A Taste of Honey," "Do You Want to Know a Secret," and "There's a Place."
If you don't like their treatment at first hearing, you may find it grows on you.**




(oh what the hell, just for fun here are two pages from another edition of the magazine. These pages focus on the pop music scene. You'll have zoom-in though):
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/4975095
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/4975096

I'd like to find UK magazine and newspaper scans of the 1950s/1960s, but it is proving difficult to find them. I'd love, for example, to make a blog post detailing a week of programming on the BBC in 1953 or 1955 or some other year of those 1950s and 1960s. I suppose I could use eBay to get actual copies. But newspapers from the 1950s are too fragile for me, and I don't know which UK magazines of the era had TV listings.

On a more public domain note, I might be able to upload an episode of "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" in the next few weeks. Depends of whether the copy is of good enough quality.

I'm also working on a video called "A Few More Seconds of Classic TV", which is a much-improved sequel to this video:
http://archive.org/details/AFewSecondsOfClassicTv

It's a big project finding interesting bits of dialogue to use, so it will be considerable time before it is ready.

Best bit of dialogue I've found so far:
Harry von Zell: "That coaxial cable looks sensational"
Gracie: "Oh thank you Harry, but that's stuffed celery"

Now that's comedy!

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jun 30, 2013 3:17am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Scottish TV schedules from September 1957 (Commercial TV)

Here are the TV schedules for the commercial station in Glasgow, Scotland during the 1950s (station "Scottish Television"). The programming includes a mix of English, Scottish and American programming. I got the listings via digitised scans of the "Glasgow Herald" on the Google News Archive thing. If anyone wants, I can also post the BBC Scotland listings for the same dates. Does anyone want me to do this?

Sadly, much of the Non-US programming on the schedule is lost. But there are exceptions like "Jack Hylton's Music Box" (a London series).

Spelling mistakes are courtesy of myself.


8 September 1957 (Sunday)
3:45PM - "Face the Mike"
4:15PM - "Personal Column"
4:45PM - "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans"
5:15PM - "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
5:45PM - "Celebrity Spot"
6:00PM - National News
6:15PM - Sign off
7:00PM - "About Religion"
7:25PM - National News
7:30PM - "I Love Lucy"
8:00PM - "Theatre Royal"
8:30PM - "Highway Patrol"
9:00PM - "Meet the Stars at Blackpool"
10:00PM - National News
10:05PM - Alexander Korda
10:30PM - Film Festival
11:45PM - Close?


9 September 1957 (monday)
1:00PM - "One O'Clock Gang"
1:30PM - Local News (followed by close, I think)
5:00PM - Sport
5:30PM - "Hopalong Cassidy"
6:00PM - "Cross Talk"
6:30PM - "A Man About the House" (obviously not the 70s sitcom)
6:45PM - National News
6:55PM - Local news
7:00PM - "The Buccaneers"
7:30PM - "Shadow Squad"
8:00PM - "Criss Cross Quiz"
8:30PM - "Gerry's Inn"
9:00PM - "Fanfare"
9:30PM - "My Little Margie"
10:00PM - "Destination Downing Street"
10:30PM - "Cross Current"
11:00PM - National News
11:15PM - Close?

10 September 1957 (Tuesday)
1:00PM - "One O'Clock Gang"
1:30PM - Local News
1:35PM - Close
5:00PM - "Zoo Time"
5:30PM - "Lassie"
6:00PM - "Songs at Six"
6:30PM - "Impact"
6:45PM - National News
6:55PM - Local news
7:00PM - "The Adventures of Charlie Chan"
7:30PM - "Emergency Ward 10"
8:00PM - "Hit the Limit"
8:30PM - "My Hero"
9:00PM - "Gun Law"
9:25PM - "For Scots Only"
9:45PM - Film
11:00PM - National News
11:15PM - Close?

11 September 1957 (Wednesday)
1:00PM - "One O'Clock Gang"
1:30PM - Local News
1:35PM - Close?
5:00PM - "Jolly Good Time"
5:30PM - "Ramar of the Jungle"
6:00PM - "On Stage"
6:30PM - "Your Home and Mine"
6:45PM - National News
6:55PM - Local News
7:00PM - "Count of Monte Cristo"
7:30PM - "Close Up"
8:00PM - "Criss Cross Quiz"
8:30PM - "Adventures of Dr. Christian"
9:00PM - Play
10:15PM - "Holiday Night"
11:00PM - National News
11:15PM - Close

12 September 1957 (Thursday)
1:00PM - "One O'Clock Gang"
1:30PM - Local News
1:35PM - Close
5:00PM - "Flying from Biggin Hill"
5:30PM - "The Adventures of Sir Lancelot"
6:30PM - "Youth Wants to Know"
6:20PM - "Roving Report"
6:45PM - National News
6:55PM - Local News
7:00PM - "Superman"
7:30PM - "Shadow Squad"
8:00PM - "Dragnet"
8:30PM - "Alfred Marks Time"
9:15PM - Film
10:15PM - "Between Ourselves"
10:30PM - "Colonel March of Scotland Yard"
11:00PM - National News
11:15PM - Close?

13 September 1957 (Friday)
1:00PM - "One O'Clock Gang"
1:30PM - Local News
1:35PM - Close?
5:00PM - "Jolly Good Time"
5:30PM - "Long John Silver"
6:00PM - "Answers Please"
6:30PM - "Cool for Cats"
6:45PM - National News
6:55PM - Local News
7:00PM - ? (possibly "Lilli Palmer Theatre")
7:30PM - "Emergency Ward 10"
8:00PM - "Criss Cross Quiz"
8:30PM - "Assignment Foreign Legion"
9:00PM - "Jack Hylton's Music Box"
9:30PM - "This WeeK"
10:00PM - "Private Secretary"
10:30PM - "Friday Fare"
10:45PM - "Cherry Wainer"
11:00PM - National News
11:15PM - Close?

14 September 1957
5:00PM - "Alstair McHarg"
5:15PM - Sport
5:45PM - National JNews
6:00PM - Film
6:30PM - "Scarlet Pimpernel" (Ugh)
7:00PM - "Wyatt Earp"
7:30PM - "Office nof Strategic Services"
8:00PM - "64,000 Question"
8:30PM - "Van Parnell's Saturday Spectacular"
9:30PM - "Saturday Serial"
10:00PM - National News
10:05PM - Film
12:00AM - Close?



Notes:
1. "Emergency Ward 10" was a popular soap opera, hence why it aired more than once a week. None of the 1957 episodes still exist, the oldest existing episodes are from 1959.
2. "64,000 Question" had a top prize of 64,000 sixpences (£1,600) in 1956. That was a lot of money in those days. Adjusted for inflation that is about £33822.51 in 2012 money. The prize was later lifted to 64,000 shillings (£3,200).
3. "Saturday Serial" presented serials made for television, as the title suggests. I believe the serial on that day was probably "Five Names for Johnny", which still exists in the archives.
4. "Van Parnell's Saturday Spectacular" was a popular variety series. The episode on the schedule is lost, but some (many?( 1950s-era episodes still exist. I hope it comes to DVD some day, who knows, maybe modern viewers will find something to like about it.

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Poster: Mr Cranky Date: Jun 26, 2013 2:05am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Not sure if anyone finds this interesting, beatles..

Yes thanks, it is interesting and I was unaware of you clips. Please do more.
As far as the Beatles, I had an interesting cultural experience in the US. I traveled a great deal in the 1950's and 60's and always enjoyed the Beatles. At the time of the "bigger than Jebus" quote, I moved into the mid-west US for a year. The media in that part of the country completely removed any references of the Beatles from radio and TV due to their outrage.
I heard no Beatles songs played from Chicago stations to Kansas all during the years I was there . Rolling Stones were OK and Beach Boys or Herman's Hermits were fine. Motown and other styles were available, but no Beatles. Yet the war was fine and Chicago politics the best!
Fortunately I returned to one of the coasts and caught up on revolver before it was too late.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jun 26, 2013 5:05pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Not sure if anyone finds this interesting, beatles..

I wish I had interesting memories like that!